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SELLING AND LETTING HOMES SINCE 1935
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    Aitchisons offer landlords a full range of lettings services tailored to meet your own particular requirements. Our advice is totally impartial and our understanding of rental demand, rental values, tenant selection and care of property is our priority.

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    Aitchisons have firmly established a reputation as one of the leading independent estate agents in Berkhamsted with experience of letting all types of properties from new homes to large country houses. Whether you are an investment landlord with a number of properties or a first time landlord, our experience and advice will ensure the minimum of hassle and will maximise your financial return.
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    Landlords Guide


    Aitchisons offer a range of excellent service packages for Landlords, whether you are looking for a basic 'Let only' service or a hassle free 'Fully Managed' service - we can help. As no two properties or tenancies are the same, all of our service packages can be tailored to your individual requirements as a Landlord. Our three principal services are outlined below:

    1) Let Only

    • Professional advice and rental valuation
    • Creation of colour property particulars
    • Extensive local & online marketing to promote your property
    • Accompanied viewings with feedback
    • Robust referencing and tenant credit checks
    • Preparation of your Tenancy Agreement
    • Lodging of the tenants' security deposit in a safe & secure account
    • Complementary first month's rent collection
    • Standing Order creation for future rental payments

    2) Let Only and Rent Collection

    In addition to the above Let Only service, this service additionally includes:

    • Collection of rental payments on a monthly basis
    • Secure transfer of rental income to your nominated bank account
    • Debt chasing - if necessary - pursuing any overdue payments on your behalf
    • Monthly financial statements detailing monies collected fees and disbursements. 

        

    3) Full Management

    Our most comprehensive service where we look after the day to day management of your rental. As well as including all the elements of our Let Only and Rent Collection services this hassle free service includes:

    • Organising the transfer of utility accounts into the new tenants' names
    • Dealing with repairs and maintenance on your behalf
    • Arranging Energy Performance Certificate and annual gas safety checks as required by law.
    • Full property inspections
    • Oversee contract renewals or manage the end of tenancy process.

    Additional Services

    • Inventory Services
    • Electrical PAT testing and safety check
    • Cleaning quotes
    • Additional property inspections
    • Furniture rental solutions

    For further information about our range of Lettings Services and current promotional offers, please contact Robert Clark, Lettings Manager on 01442 862533 or robert.clark@argroup.co.uk

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    Tenants Guide
    The following is a guideline to the rental process for prospective tenants. If you require further information, please contact your local branch for more details.
    • Holding deposit Once you have identified the right property you will need to reserve the property by paying a referencing fee together with a holding deposit thereby taking the property off the market. The holding fee will be put towards your first month's rent subject to references being passed.
    • References All applicants will be independently assessed by a credit-referencing agency. An application form is completed and processed confidentially. The agency will seek employment references, confirm current and previous addresses (if applicable) and look into your credit history. Please note that if you have been issued with a county court judgment or have had any other adverse credit history, please let us know prior to referencing.
    • Guarantors Should your references come back unacceptable or with insufficient information, we will need to (subject to the Landlord's agreement to continue) ask you to provide a guarantor.
    • Inventory If a professional inventory is organised prior to you taking up occupation, a clerk will conduct a check-in with you on the day. At the termination of the tenancy, an inventory clerk will visit the property to create a check-out report. The report will be sent to you and your Landlord for consideration prior to the release of your deposit.
    • Tenancy Agreement A tenancy agreement will be prepared by us on behalf of yourself and the Landlord. Please note that this is a legally binding document. You should read through this document to make sure you understand it, should you have any queries we advise that you seek Independent legal advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
    • Rent The rent will be payable before your move in which is one month in advance and must be paid in cleared funds prior to the tenancy start date to ensure that the move in is not delayed. After the initial month's rent is paid to us we will set up a standing order between you and your Landlord or to us if we are managing the property.
    • Security Deposit. We require a six week security deposit to be paid before the start of the tenancy which will be protected with a government authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme.
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    Testimonials from Landlords

    • Landlord Testimonial

      let the property quickly
      Dear Rob, I just wanted to write to say thanks again for finding a suitable tenant for my flat. This is the fourth tenancy you arranged for me and on each occasion you have managed to let the property quickly . You have acted in a very professional manner and been sensitive to my requirements. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Aitchison's as a letting agent to anyone. Kind regards, Diana
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      suitable tenants
      Good afternoon Robert, I just want to thank you for all your efforts in securing such suitable tenants for the above flat. As usual it was a pleasure working with you in such a professional and ethical atmosphere throughout the process which I appreciate and believe helps to build confidence with new tenants. This is the third time you have acted for me and I very much look forward to working with you again in the future. Kind regards, Richard
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    Disclaimer

    The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, Berkhamsted. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, Berkhamsted. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Aitchisons, Berkhamsted. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Aitchisons, Berkhamsted on 01442 862533.


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    SELLING AND LETTING HOMES SINCE 1935
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      Aitchisons Estate Agents, the specialists in selling and letting property across Hertfordshire, is pleased to confirm that it will once again be exhibiting at this year's London & Country Show in London's prestigious Chelsea on Wednesday 10th May.

      The popular event is open to all London buyers and investors wishing to purchase property in popular commuter hotspots. Aitchisons will be showcasing all of their available properties on the day while providing expert advice on the attractions of Hertfordshire and moving to the area. Experienced colleagues and Directors will be available to answer questions and to provide advice on local schools, recreational facilities, rental incomes, commuting times and more.

      Andy Young, Head of Residential at Aitchisons, commented, "The London & Country Show provides an invaluable opportunity for us to promote our clients properties to a large number of potential purchasers and investors who are inquisitive about moving to or investing in property outside the capital. Furthermore, as we are part of a network of 228 independent estate agency offices around the country, if anyone is considering a move away from Hertfordshire, we can also put our clients in contact with established property experts in other areas for some friendly advice".

      If you are contemplating a move or investment purchase, contact us for a free market appraisal and general advice to find out how we can ensure maximum exposure in the heart of Central London and across the country.

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      Aitchisons have firmly established a reputation as one of the leading independent estate agents in Berkhamsted and the villages. Our staff have a wealth of experience, valuing homes in changing marketing conditions and offering sound marketing advice to clients. Our in depth local knowledge, enthusiastic and professional approach has been paramount in the continued success of selling homes in the area.
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      The London Office
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      Aitchisons are delighted to be associated with The London Office, with access to 228 offices of independent agents nationally and based in the heart of central London at St James's Place. Our link with The London Office enables us to access both national and international property buyers on your behalf. In addition to local advertising across Hertfordshire, vendors benefit from a fixed location in the capital where properties can be viewed by potential purchasers and by applicants to the London Office website. The London Office also publishes the 'Acquire Magazine' and hosts events such as 'A move to the Country Show', supported by Country Life magazine.
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    SALES
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      Aitchisons provide a high quality residential sales service across all property sectors. Our local market knowledge and marketing expertise together with our office network and internet presence, ensures that your planned move proceeds as quickly and smoothly as possible. We pride ourselves on obtaining positive customer feedback and look forward to being of future service.

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      Our Sales Service includes:
      • Network marketing across our offices
      • Experienced staff with strong local knowledge
      • High quality Aitchisons website plus exposure on leading property portals
      • Well presented sales particulars including floor plan options and EPC
      • Accompanied viewings where appropriate and possible.
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                       Stamp Duty reform now official!
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      The Chancellor, George Osborn recently set out in his Autumn statement a complete reform of the Stamp Duty system which came into effect at midnight 3rd December 2014. The Chancellor predicted that these new measures would see a reduction of the stamp duty paid by approximately 98% of home buyers.

      The announcement is good news for the housing market, particularly for those sellers who's property values hovered just over the traditional 'Slab' traps of £250,000 and £500,000.

      Reforming the tax will help stimulate more activity and lead to a more buoyant housing market, while being good for the economy and, of course the Exchequer...

      For a professional point of view on the recent reform contact your local Aitchisons office today.

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      Aitchisons is part of the Aitchison Raffety Group which is a long established, multi discipline, practice providing a full range of property services operating from London and a network of regional offices. As such, we are a professional company that adheres to the guidelines of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Property Ombudsman and the National Association of Estate Agents.
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      - Residential Sales & Lettings - Country Homes & New Homes Divisions

      - Residential Survey & Valuations - Commercial Agency

      - Town Planning & Development - Healthcare

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      For more information about Aitchison Raffety please visit

      www.argroup.co.uk

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    Meet the team
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      Berkhamsted Branch
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      AITCHISONS Berkhamsted office has been established since 1935. Our attractive, dual frontage office sits within a conservation area, within the heart of this sought after town. It provides a prestigious environment to showcase our client properties and also for potential clients to discuss their property needs.
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      Paul Brissimitzakis - Director
      Paul is highly experienced, having worked in the industry since 1987. He has been at the Berkhamsted office since 2001 and therefore has an excellent knowledge and understanding of all sectors of the local market including retirement properties such as Castle Village.
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      Pam Evans - Assistant Manager
      After many years of experience in estate agency within the area, Pam joined Aitchisons in 2009. Her extensive knowledge of both Berkhamsted and Tring enable her to give sound marketing advice to local clients and purchasers alike.
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      Kim Backler - Sales Negotiator
      Kim lives locally and is a valued member of our team in Berkhamsted, dealing with all sectors of the market taking great pride in providing a professional and considerate service to our clients.
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      Claire Alderson
      Claire is an experienced, articulate and driven property consultant providing customers with sound advice and high levels of service in both sales and lettings matters.
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      • Introduction

        At Aitchisons we have been selling properties in the area for over 75 years; our mature approach and wealth of experience provides us with very good customer service feedback in excess of 98%. We constantly monitor our service levels ensuring our clients receive nothing less than a premium service. Below are a few recent testimonials we have received from previous Vendors and Purchasers.

      Testimonials from Sellers

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        Excellent Service

        Vicarage Gardens, Potten End

        'Excellent service - thank you so much to everyone'.

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        Excellent Service

        Hudnall Common, Little Gaddesden

        'Excellent service throughout the whole transaction'.

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        Most Recommended Agent in the Town

        Fieldway, Berkhamsted

        'Still one of the 'best' and most recommended Agents in the town - thank you'.

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        Really Great and Very Honest

        The Hamlet, Potten End, Berkhamsted

        'Really great.  Paul was always very honest and we really trusted his advice'.

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        Professional, Helpful and Friendly

        St Francis Close, Berkhamsted

        'Would use Aitchisons again - professional, helpful and friendly. 

      Testimonials from Buyers

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        Very Grateful

        Hilltop Road, Berkhamsted

        'Thank you so much to Pam for all her hard work, I am very grateful for your efforts'.

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        You Were Great

        Bourne End Lane, Bourne End

        'You were great - thank you!'

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        Warmest Thanks

        Townsend Gate, Berkhamsted

        'Just warmest thanks to you all!'

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        Extremely Pleasant and Helpful

        Castle Village, Berkhamsted

        Every member of staff that I have spoken to and dealt with have been extremely pleasant and helpful - thank you'.

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        Keep On Doing What You're Doing

        Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted

        'Just keep on doing what you're doing - it works' - thank you'.

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      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, Berkhamsted. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, Berkhamsted. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Aitchisons, Berkhamsted. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Aitchisons, Berkhamsted on 01442 862533.


      Welcome to Aitchisons, Berkhamsted

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      Find Us

      Branch address

      154 High Street,
      Berkhamsted,
      HP4 3AT

      Get in touch

      Buying: 01442 738048  Local call rate
      Letting: 01442 738047  Local call rate
      Country House Number: 01442 873901  Local call rate

      Disclaimer

      The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Aitchisons, Berkhamsted. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Aitchisons, Berkhamsted. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Aitchisons, Berkhamsted. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

      *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

      Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

      Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Aitchisons, Berkhamsted on 01442 862533.